Leaders and participants in an RCM Sparks Family Create workshop

RCM Sparks

The Royal College of Music's learning and participation programme, RCM Sparks, has been providing inclusive opportunities for young people to engage with music education since 2007. 

We actively recruit participants facing barriers to participating in music education and provide a pathway of high-quality long-term engagement in line with the RCM's Access and participation plan.

We strive towards the Royal College of Music being a place where everyone feels welcome and represented. 

We collaborate with a broad and diverse range of professionals and organisations to deliver a wide range of opportunities from targeted projects to large-scale events

We train Royal College of Music students in the field of music education, developing a vibrant new generation of educators with relevant and meaningful practical experience, who in turn, are aspirational role models for our participants. 


Royal College of Music showcases the future of music as students perform on some of the world’s most famous stages this summer

From the Royal College of Music (RCM) concert halls to London’s Southbank Centre and Wigmore Hall, the Summer 2024 Season boasts a range of performances from festivals and orchestral masterpieces to unique chamber works and new music by RCM composers.

The Royal College of Music presents four festivals and welcomes distinguished visiting artists in spring 2024

Sir Antonio Pappano returns to the College to conduct the RCM Symphony Orchestra, and Sir Thomas Allen and Dame Imogen Cooper share their knowledge with students in the masterclass series

Looking to learn an instrument?

If you live in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham or the City of Westminster, you have access to tuition and other initiatives provided by the Tri-borough Music Hub.

Tri-borough Music Hub services

In addition, the Royal College of Music provides a dedicated service for members of the public, adults or children, who would like to learn how to play an instrument, how to sing, how to compose and those who would like to learn music theory.

RCM Teaching Service

The Music Mark website provides an interactive map to find your local music service.

Find my local music service

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